A Brushed Concrete floor is typically used as a wearing surface on external yards producing high slip resistance and allowing the water to drain to the falls created. Our R&D department have worked on a replacement for the brushed appearance as this type of finish is rarely continuous over large areas due to weather restrictions. The result is large bay construction with less joints to maintain and a grit blasted finish as a direct replacement. This system is a more cost effective solution that deals with age old problems.
Brushed Concrete Floor Finishes are suitable for areas trafficked either by vehicular or foot traffic and are also suitable for many types of mechanical handling plant.
A brushed finish is obtained by pulling a brush over the surface of the fresh concrete floor, after the surface has been leveled and allowed to harden slightly. The type of finish obtained will depend upon the coarseness of the brush bristles and the length and shape of the tufts. Brushed Concrete Floor Finishes are suitable for areas trafficked either by vehicular or foot traffic and are also suitable for many types of mechanical handling plant.
Minimum depths are dependent on the weights and loadings being applied to the surface, however due to freeze thaw on external applications, the depth is typically 200mm.
Drying times are 24 hours for foot traffic and 96 hours for light traffic dependent on mix designs used.
We only recommend mesh or bar reinforcement in these applications due to the risk of fibres at the surface oxidizing and blowing the surface.
Why choose us to install on your project?
Our team has over 30 years of experience providing advice and design input for the busiest concrete service yards still in operation within the UK. We consider the finished use of the concrete floor and can provide advice or full design to meet your specific requirements.